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MLB trade rumors: Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez unlikely to be traded before deadline

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After trading Troy Tulowitzki, it appears the Rockies will hold on to their other veteran star for a while.

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The Colorado Rockies will likely hold on to star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez through Friday's 2 p.m. MT trade deadline, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo.

The Rockies are reportedly telling teams they'll revisit trading Gonzalez after the non-waiver deadline or even during the offseason, putting to rest any rumors of the team making another blockbuster deal this week. Colorado dealt Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays late on Monday night in exchange for Jose Reyes and a trio of right-handed pitching prospects.

It's unclear if the Rockies plan to make any other, less significant moves before the deadline.

Gonzalez, after a rough start to 2015, has been red hot of late. The 29-year-old lefty swinger owns a .388/.435/.847 line with 11 home runs this month alone, numbers that will possibly net him July player of the month honors. CarGo is hitting .278/.336/.521 with 21 homers overall on the season.

The two-time All-Star had a rough 2014 season, dealing with finger and knee injuries en route to a paltry .238/.292/.431 batting line, good for an 89 OPS+. It was the first time since his rookie season in 2008 that Gonzalez failed to finish comfortably above average at the plate.

In his eight-year MLB career, CarGo is a .292/.350/.520 (121 OPS+) hitter.